Knock Knock Handmade Box

10/09/2014



I've always had a soft spot for handmade things - especially if they look professionally done but still with that warm, homey feel. Unfortunately, I cannot say that I've been blessed with a crafty pair of hands myself so I always end up admiring handmade things form a far. I've fallen in love with Bee's Bracelets earrings and (you guessed it) bracelets which I find to be beautifully made. And now, I've completely got head over heels with Knock Knock Handmade boxes! I was sent one of the amazingly beautiful boxes as a courtesy of the craftsman itself. As you can tell, it's entirely made of wood. It's also painted by hand and the top of the lid is encrusted with decorative gems but the main attraction is the decoupage technique. For those who don't know, decoupage (or découpage) is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on. In this case, decorative napkins for decoupage were used and as far as I can tell - the lady behind this small business usually uses decorative napkins and spray paint shapes.

Oduvijek sam su mi 'slabost' bile rucno radjene stvari - posebno ako je proizvod skoro pa profesionalno napravljen dok istovremeno ne gubi na toplini kakvu rukotvorine obicno posjeduju. Nazalost, ne mogu se pohvaliti parom vjestih ruku na tom polju i sve ostaje na divljenju koje osjecam spram osoba koje su istinski nadarene da naprave nesto tako kreativno a tako lijepo vlastitim rukama. Zaljubila sam se u Bee's Bracelets nausnice i (pogadjate) narukvice za koje smatram da su krasno radjene. Sada sam potpuno odusevljena Knock Knock rucno radjenim dekorativnim (ali i prakticnim!) kutijama. Sretnica sam i jedna kutija mi je poslata od strane vjeste vlasnice ovog malog biznisa - istinski krasan poklon. Kao sto primjecujete, kutija je u potpunosti izradjena od drveta. Takodjer je rukom ofarbana a povrsina poklopca je ukrasena dekorativnim kamencicima no glavna atrakcija je ukras radjen decoupage tehnikom. Za one koji eventualno ne znaju, decoupage (ili découpage) je umjetnost dekorisanja predmeta koja se sastoji od isjecanja i aranziranja dijelova papira i njegovog lijepljenja na obojenu ili drugacije pripremljenu povrsinu (+ zavrsno lakiranje). U ovom slucaju se radi o 'salvetnoj tehnici' gdje se koriste lijepo oslikane salvete te sam primjetila da umjetnica koja stoji iza Knock Knock rukotvorina upravo preferira oslikavanje ovom metodom te odabrane kalupe.



The box I have is of a medium size, I'd say (costs approx $11). It's lid is of an irregular shape which makes it appear bigger but it's true dimensions are; 17cm x 17cm (true square) and it's 5,5cm deep + 2,5cm of extra space from the top (total depth of 8cm). I've been using this box for anything and everything ever since I got it and it really is sturdy and well made. Two hinges at the back work perfectly well and I'm in love with the decoupage decoration. I love flowers and I reckon that you cannot go wrong with those. I've decided to use this box as a storage for my Essie nail polish collection and I really am impressed with it that I've decided to order possibly two more boxes. Those two boxes will be bigger in size and depth as I plan to store some of my make-up in them. Since my entire house has a woodsy theme (including my bathroom) I think they will fit perfectly. If you have someone in Bosnia and Herzegovina to purchase some of Knock Knock handmade goodness - I warmly can recommend them. I think you'll get a great product for your buck and you'll support a growing business. You can contact them via Facebook page Knock Knock .

Kutija koju posjedujem (kosta 17KM), je rekla bih srednje velicine. Ivice su neobicnog oblika zbog kojeg kutija djeluje vece no sto uistinu jeste a realne dimenzije su: 17cm x 17cm u obliku pravilnog kvadrata dok dubina iznosi 5,5,cm + 2,5cm dodatnog prostora sa poklopca (ukupna dubina iznosi 8cm). Otkako sam dobila kutiju, koristila sam je u razlicite svrhe i pokazala mi se jako cvrstom, pouzdanom i uopsteno kvalitetnom. Dvije sarke sa zadnje strane funkcionisu bez problema dok me decoupage dekoracija potpuno osvojila. Jako volim cvijece tako da licno smatram kako se naprosto ne moze sa njima pogrijesiti. Na kraju sam kutiju namijenila da u njoj skladistim svoju kolekciju Essie lakova za nokte a toliko sam njom zadovoljna da sam odlucila naruciti jos dvije, vece kutije. Njih dvije sam zamislila vecih dimenzija jer namjeravam ih koristiti kao dom za barem dio kozmeticke kolekcije. Posto mi je cijeli dom predominantno uredjen namjestajem od drveta (ukljucujuci kupaonicu), mislim da ce se kutije savrseno uklopiti. Ukoliko ste iz BiH ili imate nekoga ko bi bio zainteresovan za kupovinu ovako lijepih rukotvorina - imate moju toplu preporuku za Knock Knock. Mislim da cete za svoj novac dobiti kvalitetne proizvode a istovremeno cete podrzati jedan itekako obecavajuci mali biznis. Knock Knock mozete kontaktirati ali i pregledati dio ponude preko njihove Knock Knock Facebook stranice (ovdje).


*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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